Birth Place Matching "China" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Donnie Yen
Actor | Ip Man
Donnie Yen was born in Guangzhou, China. His mother, Bow-sim Mark, was a kung fu master and his father, Kylster Yen, a newspaper editor and amateur musician. When Donnie was just two years old, the family moved to Hong Kong and then, when he was 11, to Boston, Massachusetts.
There, Master Bow-sim ...
2. Ziyi Zhang
Actress | Yi dai zong shi
Ziyi Zhang is a Chinese actress and model. She is best known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Rush Hour 2 (2001), Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004), and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005).
She made her feature film debut in The Road Home (1999).
For her work in Memoirs of a Geisha she was...
3. Simu Liu
Actor | Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Simu is a Chinese-Canadian actor who won a Game Changer Award and People's Choice Award for his role as Shang-Chi in the Marvel movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021). Before his leading role in a Marvel movie, he played Jung Kim on the CBC sitcom Kim's Convenience (2016). He is ...
4. Sherry Cola
Actress | Good Trouble
Comedian, actress, and writer are all ways multi-hyphenate talent Sherry Cola could be described as she has emerged over the last year as one to watch in the entertainment industry. Named a "Fresh Face" at the world-renowned Laugh Factory, Cola has proved that from drama to comedy in the scripted ...
5. Jet Li
Actor | Huo Yuan Jia
Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens,...
6. Li Jun Li
Actress | Babylon
Li Jun Li was born in Shanghai and spent a number of years learning Spanish in Bogotá, Colombia before eventually settling in New York City. She attended Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts as a Dance major and then discovered her true passion when she switched to ...
7. Jona Xiao
Actress | The Flash
First-generation Chinese-American actress Jona Xiao has quickly become "one to watch" in the entertainment industry, portraying dynamic characters in some of the most talked-about projects in film and television. Jona has solidified her ability to bring characters to life in the comedic world, ...
8. Bai Ling
Actress | Red Corner
Bai Ling is recognized for unbridled freedom and creativity, Bai Ling has become undoubtedly one of the world's most diverse and captivating actresses! Born in the city of Cheng Du in southern China, Bai Ling began her career at age of 14. She enlisted In the Chinese People's Liberation Army, where...
9. Gong Li
Actress | Memoirs of a Geisha
Born in Shenyang, grew up in Jinan, the daughter of an economics professor. Loved music from childhood, and dreamed of a singing career. After failing to gain entrance to China's top music school in 1985, applied for and was admitted to the Central Drama Academy in Beijing, from which she graduated...
10. Kar-Wai Wong
Writer | Yi dai zong shi
Wong Kar-wai (born 17 July 1956) is a Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylised, emotionally resonant work, including Ah fei zing zyun (1990), Dung che sai duk (1994), Chung Hing sam lam (1994), Do lok tin si (1995), Chun gwong ...
11. John Woo
Director | Ying hung boon sik
Born in southern China, John Woo grew up in Hong Kong, where he began his film career as an assistant director in 1969, working for Shaw Brothers Studios. He directed his first feature in 1973 and has been a prolific director ever since, working in a wide variety of genres before A Better Tomorrow ...
12. Bolo Yeung
Actor | Bloodsport
Bolo Yeung was born in China. He began his martial arts training at the age of 10. Growing up he took an interest in bodybuilding. Later he became know as Chinese Hercules after becoming Mr. Hong Kong bodybuilding champion. He held the title for ten years. Because of his impressively muscular ...
13. Bingbing Li
Actress | Transformers: Age of Extinction
Li Bingbing (born 27 February 1973) is a Chinese actress and singer. She rose to fame with her role in Seventeen Years (1999) and since then received critical acclaim for her roles in A World Without Thieves (2004), Waiting Alone (2005), The Knot (2006), The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), The Message (...
14. Tang Wei
Actress | Se, jie
Tang Wei was born on October 7, 1979 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China. She is an actress, known for Lust, Caution (2007), Decision to Leave (2022) and Blackhat (2015). She has been married to Tae-yong Kim since July 12, 2014. They have one child.
15. Toshirô Mifune
Actor | Yôjinbô
Toshiro Mifune achieved more worldwide fame than any other Japanese actor of his century. He was born in Tsingtao, China, to Japanese parents and grew up in Dalian. He did not set foot in Japan until he was 21. His father was an importer and a commercial photographer, and young Toshiro worked in ...
16. Joan Chen
Actress | The Last Emperor
Born into a family of doctors and educated in China at the Shanghai Film Academy and the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Languages, Joan Chen was discovered by veteran Chinese director Jin Xie while observing a filming with a school group. Her performance in Xiao hua (1979) (A.K.A. "The Little Flower...
17. Tian Jing
Actress | Kong: Skull Island
Jing Tian graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy and Beijing Film Academy, Department of Chinese Film and Television.
In 2006, Jing Tian released the music EP Who are you with King Sweet music.
Tian starred in 13 episodes of the TV show An Epic of a Woman (2009) in 2010. Her acting career ...
18. Liu Yifei
Actress | Mulan
Crystal Liu, better known by her stage name Liu Yifei, was born in Wuhan, on August 25, 1987. She began modeling at 8. She was trained in singing, dancing & the piano. She moved to the U.S. at 10 w/ her mom, where she lived for 4 years. She returned to China in June 2002 to pursue a modeling & ...
19. Chloé Zhao
Director | Nomadland
Chloé Zhao or Zhao Ting (born March 31, 1982) is a Chinese film director, screenwriter, and producer. Her debut feature film, Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015), premiered at Sundance Film Festival. Her second feature film, The Rider (2017), was critically acclaimed and received several accolades ...
20. Bingbing Fan
Actress | The 355
Bingbing Fan was born 16 September 1981. She is a Chinese actress, television producer and pop singer.
Fan rose to fame in Asia in 1998-1999 with the mega-hit TV series My Fair Princess. In 2003, she starred in Cell Phone, which became the highest-grossing Chinese film of the year, winning a Hundred...
Actress | Hitman: Agent 47
Angela Yeung Wing, also known by her stage name Angelababy, has made a career in Hong Kong as an actress and a model. Born in Shanghai to her half-Chinese, half-German father and Chinese mother, she moved to Hong Kong at thirteen years old and took her stage name Angelababy as a composition of her ...
22. Yimou Zhang
Director | Ying xiong
Yimou Zhang was born on November 14, 1951 in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. He is a director and writer, known for Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004) and Curse of the Golden Flower (2006). He has been married to Ting Chen since December 2011. They have three children. He was previously married to ...
23. Ludi Lin
Actor | Power Rangers
Ludi Lin is a unique actor striding Hollywood and China and one of the most outspoken voices in Asian Representation in Hollywood. Being born in China, he received his education and enculturation in many different countries around the world. Rather than deciding to be an actor, he feels he simply ...
24. Wenwen Han
Actress | The Karate Kid
Wenwen Han is a Chinese movie actress, violinist, and dancer. She is best known for her role as Meiying in Harald Zwart's 2010 film "The Karate Kid", which is a remake of the original 1984 film. Han was born and grew up in Xi'an, China, and can speak both Mandarin and English. Before beginning her ...
25. Leah Lewis
Actress | The Half of It
Adopted from a Chinese orphanage as an infant, American actress Leah Lewis is poised to emigrate into living rooms everywhere with her triple talent as an actress, singer, and dancer.
Leah acknowledges that her life would have been quite different had a Florida couple not come to Shanghai and ...
26. Tzi Ma
Actor | Rush Hour
For over four decades, Tzi Ma (pronounced "TIE MA") has blazed new trails for the representation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in Hollywood with a groundbreaking career that encompasses virtually every genre across film, television and theater.
From big budget blockbusters like ...
27. Keye Luke
Actor | Gremlins
Keye Luke was born in Canton, China. He grew up in Seattle, Washington, and entered the film business as a commercial artist and a designer of movie posters. He was hired as a technical advisor on several Asian-themed films, and made his film debut in The Painted Veil (1934). It seemed that he ...
28. Jing Lusi
Actress | Crazy Rich Asians
Jing Lusi was born in Shanghai and moved to England with her parents at the age of five. After graduating law from University College London, Lusi went on to become one of the most prominent Asian actresses in the UK. She has appeared across TV (Lucky Man (2016), Scott & Bailey (2011)), film (...
29. Jayne Meadows
Actress | City Slickers
One of four children (two older brothers, one younger sister) born to American missionaries, Jayne Meadows (née Jane Cotter) was born September 27, 1919, in China. The family returned to the US in the early 1930s wherein Jayne was forced to learn the English language, speaking Chinese and other ...
30. Dylan Wang
Actor | Cang Lan jue
Dylan Wang is a Chinese actor, model and male idol. He is famous and well known for his first leading role as Daoming Si in the popular TV series Meteor Garden (2018), which driven him to fame in East Asia and China. Wang was born on 20 December 1998 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province of China. He ...
31. Nan Yu
Actress | The Expendables 2
Nan Yu was born on September 5, 1978 in Dalian, Liaoning, China. She is an actress, known for The Expendables 2 (2012), Tuya's Marriage (2006) and Speed Racer (2008).
32. Lisa Lu
Actress | Crazy Rich Asians
Lisa Lu is a Chinese-American actress. She started her career as a teenager, performing in Kunqu theatrical productions, a traditional style of Chinese opera. The Chinese Civil War (1927-1949) ended with a Communist victory. While the new regime financially subsidized China's theaters for most of ...
33. Wei Zhao
Actress | Hua Mulan
Wei Zhao was born in Wuhu, Anhui province. She is the second child of her family. Because she is the only girl, Zhao's father named her Wei, literally "Rose". Her father was a senior engineer, her mother was a music teacher.
After filming A Soul Haunted By Painting (1994) as a figurant, Wei Zhao was...
34. Ni Ni
Actress | Jin ling shi san chai
Ni Ni was born on August 8, 1988 in China. She is an actress, known for The Flowers of War (2011), The Rise of Phoenixes (2018) and Love and Destiny (2019).
35. Meng'er Zhang
Actress | Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Meng'er Zhang was born on April 22, 1987 in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. She is an actress, known for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), The Witcher (2019) and Untitled Shang-Chi Sequel. She has been married to Yung Lee since May 10, 2021.
36. Zhu Zhu
Actress | Cloud Atlas
Zhu Zhu is a bilingual actress and TV host who got her start as a host for MTV China. Besides hosting an English-learning program, she also released a solo album in 2009. Zhu's big screen debut was in the Chinese remake of What Women Want (2011), which hit Chinese theaters on February 3rd, 2010 and...
37. Yang Yang
Actor | The King's Avatar
Yang Yang was born on September 9, 1991 in Shanghai, China. He is an actor, known for The King's Avatar (2019), Vanguard (2020) and The Whirlwind Girl (2015).
38. Fala Chen
Actress | Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Fala Chen was born in China and raised in Atlanta, GA, USA. A recipient of MFA in Drama from The Juilliard School, Fala's mother tongue is in Mandarin, but she is known to be multilingual, and can speak fluently in English, Cantonese, and Japanese as well. Some of her notable TV and film work ...
39. Edward Yang
Writer | Yi yi
Born on November 6, 1947 in Shanghai, China, Edward Yang has become one of the most talented international filmmakers of his generation. Along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming-Liang, Yang ranks among the leading artists of the Taiwanese New Wave, and one of the world's most brilliant auteurs. ...
40. Tiffany Espensen
Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming
Tiffany Espensen was born on February 10, 1999 in Lianjiang, China. She is an actress, known for Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Repo Men (2010) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). She has been married to Lawson Bates since May 12, 2022.
41. Vivian Wu
Actress | The Last Emperor
Vivian Wu (Chinese name : Wu JunMei) is a Chinese American actress and producer. Born in Shanghai, China, to Zhu ManFang, a famous Chinese actress and Wu ChengYe, a college professor, she was discovered by female director HuangShuQin during her visit to her mother's film set when she was 15 years ...
42. Chia-Hui Liu
Actor | Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Chia-Hui Liu was born on August 22, 1951 in Guangdong, China. He is an actor and director, known for Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978). He was previously married to Ma Fei-feng.
43. Tom Wu
Actor | Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes
Tom Wu was born on May 15, 1972 in Hong Kong, China. He is an actor, known for Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes (2015), The Gentlemen (2019) and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019).
44. Zhenwei Wang
Actor | The Karate Kid
Zhenwei Wang is a Chinese born movie actor, known for The Karate Kid (2010) and Movie Martial Arts vs. Reality (2012) and a black belt martial arts expert who made his film debut as Cheng in the 2010 remake of The Karate Kid.
Born on October 20, 1995 in Handan, Hebei, China, an industrial city in ...
45. Hsiao-Hsien Hou
Producer | Cike Nie Yin Niang
Of the ten films that Hsiao-Hsien Hou directed between 1980 and 1989, seven received best film or best director awards from prestigious international films festivals in Venice, Berlin, Hawaii, and the Festival of the Three Continents in Nantes. In a 1988 worldwide critics' poll, Hou was championed ...
46. Lucille Soong
Actress | Freaky Friday
Lucille Soong was born in Beijing, China and moved to Hong Kong when she was 22. Discovered by the famous English director Lewis Gilbert, Lucille was cast to play a bride in the feature Ferry To Hong Kong with Orson Welles. After moving to London during the Swinging 60's, she was chased down by an ...
47. Jing Wu
Actor | Liu lang di qiu
Born in Beijing China in 1974, he was sent to train at Beijing Wushu Academy when he was 6 years old as both his Father and Grandfather were also Martial artists. In 1995 he was spotted by Yuen Woo-Ping who had come to the academy to look for a martial artist for the film Tai Chi 2 (aka Tai Chi ...
48. Roy Chiao
Actor | Bloodsport
Roy Chiao was born on March 16, 1927 in Shanghai, China. He was an actor, known for Bloodsport (1988), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and Summer Snow (1995). He died on April 14, 1999 in Seattle, Washington, USA.
49. Dilraba Dilmurat
Actress | Three Lives Three Worlds, The Pillow Book
Dilraba Dilmurat was born on June 3, 1992 in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China. She is an actress, known for Eternal Love of Dream (2020), Eternal Love (2017) and The Flame's Daughter (2018).
50. Jingchu Zhang
Actress | Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Jingchu Zhang was born on February 2, 1980 in Fujian, China. She is an actress, known for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015), Protégé (2007) and Rush Hour 3 (2007).